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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.34
Liaison Kat Pohlman
Submission Date April 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.12 / 4.00 Kathryn Pohlman
Sustainability Coordinator
EH&S
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Does the institution coordinate one or more ongoing student, peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
14,611

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Housing and Residence Life Sustainability Committee

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (1st program):
4,100

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (1st program):

Residence Assistants (RA) and Residence Coordinators (RC) are chosen through a application and interview process. Out of the 98 RAs and RCs, a small group is selected as the Sustainability Committee. This committee responsible for promoting and educating students living on campus about how to live sustainable, what UNCW has to offer in terms of sustainable services and programming. For example, at the beginning of the year RAs will hold recycling box decorating parties. Because residence housing has recycling on the first floor, having a dedicated box in each room to fill with recycling encourages students to bring recycling downstairs.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (1st program):

The positions are advertised in the fall and offer information sessions. Every application is individually reviewed by staff. A certain amount of students are invited back for individual and group interviews. During interviewed they are observed by student, graduate, and professional staff. Once the RAs are chosen, they apply for committees, and a percentage are assigned to the Housing and Residence Life Sustainability Committee.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

During the summer retreat students are educated on sustainability as a whole, sustainability at UNCW and sustainability as it relates to Housing and Residence Life


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

HRL has an allotment to each committee. The HRL Sustainability Committee uses this for promotional items and to support other organizations who are "greening" their events.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (2nd program):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):
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Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (3rd program):
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Name(s) of the student educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by all other student educator programs:
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A brief description of the program(s), including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (all other programs):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (all other programs):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (all other programs):
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A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (all other programs):
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL for the peer-to-peer student outreach and education program(s):
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.